Nintendo Switch At Walmart Online Shop Details

Posted: May 19 2017, 4:20pm CDT | by , Updated: May 26 2017, 9:17am CDT, in News | Technology News

 

Nintendo Switch at Walmart Online Shop Details
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The Nintendo Switch will be on sale at Walmart.com on Friday again. Updated.

The Walmart online shop has restocked the Nintendo Switch on a Friday for seven weeks in a row. Walmart's Nintendo Switch flash sale started usually at 5pm ET. There is no reason to believe that Walmart will not again sell the Switch on Friday. Amazon has restocked the Nintendo Switch on Wednesday, which means that Nintendo has shipped new inventory to US retailer.

Updates:

5:15pm ET: What we have learned so far is that Walmart is canceling orders of individual Switch consoles through the app. Our test order got canceled just 1 minute after ordering. Our order of a Switch bundle has not been canceled so far. It is not worth to mention that the Switch is sold out again at the Walmart online store.

5:01pm ET: The $299 Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy Con and the $299 Nintendo Switch with Neon Joy-Con and the the Nintendo Switch as part of a bundle with a game and accessory starting at $368.84 went on sale.

3pm ET: First signs that Walmart will sell again the Nintendo Switch online are in place. Walmart removed again the market place offers for the $299 Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy Con and the $299 Nintendo Switch with Neon Joy-Con.

Walmart will again offer the Nintendo Switch as part of a bundle with a game and accessory starting at $368.84. Walmart's Nintendo Switch bundle is much lower priced than the four Nintendo Switch bundles on sale by GameStop and Target.

Through the Walmart app, customer can buy the $299 Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Con and the $299 Nintendo Switch with Neon Joy-Con at Walmart without the bundle. 

The Walmart Switch sale is extremely popular. To successfully purchase a Nintendo Switch console or the bundle, timing is everything. I was able last week to successfully place an order of the Nintendo Switch with Neon Joy-Con for $299. My happiness only lasted for a short time. Walmart has canceled the order. Walmart's support confirmed that the reason for the cancellation was lack of stock. 

Walmart's inventory system does not react fast enough and the retailer is over selling in flash sale situations. There are numerous reports from Walmart customers who got their Switch order canceled.

We are in the process to optimize our new Tracker app to react faster for the Walmart Switch stock changes. It is though advisable to be online minutes before 5pm ET and prepare for Walmart's Switch sale. Make sure you are logged into your Walmart account and your credit card information is correct. Also fire up the Walmart shopping app on your smartphone.

We recommend to try to purchase both, the bundle and the console. It is not 100% verified if Walmart is honoring the console only orders through the Walmart app. I will be on hand again to try to place a successful Switch order on Friday. Please share your experience or success story in the comments below.

Nintendo is ramping up the production for the Nintendo Switch, but has not disclosed what the current production capacity per month is. The demand for the Nintendo Switch will spike during the Holiday Shopping season 2017. Nintendo will set aside a large part of the Switch production during the next months for November and December. This stock piling will keep the Nintendo Switch in short supply during the next 5 months. 

The Nintendo Switch launched on March 3 and as expected, the new console sold out on launch day. Nintendo announced on April 27 that the company sold 2.74 million Nintendo Switch consoles to date. The Japanese video game company is now fully back on track and forecasts to sell 10 million Switch consoles in the next 12 months. In April, Nintendo sold 280,000 Switch consoles in the United States. The Switch is the best-selling console two month in a row.

The Nintendo Switch is a completely new video game concept. It's a mobile console first with removable small controllers. The mobile unit with display rests in a Nintendo Switch console connected to your TV.

The mobile unit slides inside the Switch docking station, where it also gets charged. The small controllers that are detachable from the mobile unit also slide onto a home controller.

The Nintendo Switch games sell for $59.99 like the games for the PS4 and Xbox One. The Nintendo Switch game line-up includes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Nintendo killed region locking on the Nintendo Switch. Any game sold in any region is playable on the Nintendo Switch. Big upcoming Switch games are Arms on June 16 and Splatoon 2 on July 21. Amazon offers pre-order discounts on both of the titles for Prime members to the tune of 20%. 

The system includes the main console, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R) controllers, a Joy-Con grip (to which two Joy-Con are attached and used as one controller), a set of Joy-Con wrist straps, a Nintendo Switch dock (which holds the main console and connects it to a TV), an HDMI cable and an AC adapter. Two versions of the system are available: a console with a set of gray Joy-Con, and another with one neon blue and one neon red Joy-Con. Read the latest Nintendo Switch news.

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Updated: 2017-07-27 12:30:08am

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